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Adopt-A-School! Dothan
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Adopt-A-School! Dothan


Adopt-A-School! Dothan is a part of the Dothan Education Foundation and is a network of community members who help to enhance our children’s overall education experience through volunteering time and resources to the Dothan City Schools. Since the program’s inception in 2009, more than 100 businesses, civic groups, faith-based organizations, and individuals have redefined their roles in the community as “adopters.”

What do ADOPTERS do?

Just as our Dothan community is made up of some diverse members, our adopters are too. They are definitely creative and have enjoyed a diverse range of activities. Some of the activities that our adopters enjoy include:

• Reading to students

• Listening to students read

• Providing after-school tutoring

• Donating books to classrooms and/or libraries

• Offering computer lab assistance

• Providing guest speakers / instructors

• Participating in career days

• Providing job shadowing opportunities

• Providing internships

• Conducting tours of their businesses

• Conducting interview skills workshops

• Creating mock businesses in the classroom

• Providing scholarships to career technical students for travel to Skills USA

• Providing travel or entry fees to state or national competitions or conventions

• Supporting athletic teams and purchasing equipment or ads

• Supporting student and teacher of the month programs

• Supporting academic awards banquets

• Providing Accelerated Reader prizes

• Supporting awards and incentives for perfect attendance

• Sponsoring field trips

• Sponsoring arts festivals

• Providing artist in residence experiences

• Providing scholarships to local cultural events

• Assisting in school activities (Fall Festivals, Learn-A-Thons, Book Fairs, Field Days, Spirit of Service days, etc…)

• Donating office equipment, furniture and supplies

• Joining the PTO

• Supplementing the school’s clothes closet

• Making copies for teachers

• Mentoring students

• Providing teacher treats, breakfasts or luncheons

• Assisting in the lunchrooms on duty free days

• Awarding mini-grants for teachers or departments

• Assisting families in need

• Providing school supplies for students

• Participating in landscaping and facility improvement

• Supporting school fundraisers (including collecting Box Tops for Education)

• Donating goods and services to support school activities

• Contributing funds directly to schools

• Contributing funds to Dothan Education Foundation


Want to become an ADOPTER?

Does being an adopter define you? Becoming an adopter is simple. Let us know who you are and how you can help. A few things to think about include:

1) What way / ways can I / my organization / my business contribute as an adopter? (You can get ideas from the list or tell us what you can do – be creative!)

2) Do you have a preference of which school or schools you wish to adopt? Or do you prefer to be assigned to a school that will benefit the most from your contributions?

E-mail responses along with your name, organization name and contact information to:

* Click here for an Adopter Information Sheet: Adopter Information Sheet


* Click here for a list of Dothan City Schools Adopt-A-School! Dothan partners: DCS Adopt-A-School! Dothan Adopters

Dothan Education Foundation
(334) 794-6585

Note: Use of the Dothan Education Foundation logo, Yes We Can! Dothan logo or Adopt-A-School! Dothan logo without permission is strictly prohibited.

Dothan Education Foundation

P.O. Box 1827 Dothan AL
2431 West Main Street Suite 301
Dothan AL 36301
(334) 794-6585 Office    (334) 794-0171 Fax